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care, one on governing and one on the state of government. the role of government, i should say. now, both candidates will be standing at podiums. no strict time limits. each candidate will have two minutes to answer that question and then the rest of the segment will be an open discussion about the topic at hand. so that is how the debate is going to do. aides with the obama campaign say his goal is to deliver his message in a crisp and clear manner. to not seem too long winded as sometimes he has in the past. so that's really his goal and also to make the case about why he thinks he can do a better job in these next four year of turning the economy around and to really give people specifics. as i said, the first lady will be there tonight. it is their 20th anniversary. no time to really celebrate tonight. they say they will do that this weekend. >> quite a way to celebrate. thanks so much. we head tout peter alexander in denver, where mitt romney has been for several days now prepping for the debate this evening. >> you had plenty of sports metaphors in that introduction. we'll giv
't have a driver's license, a government-issued photo i.d. could get the michigan state identification card. then the state said that can be used to board airplanes. we need all sorts of forms of identification. then the state changed its mind and said we'll issue a voter i.d. card that's different. only if you can't get the other card. then they changed their mind on that. the judge said i can't be sure. even though the state has now cured a lot of these problems, i can't be sure enough people are going to be able to get the right kind of identification to allow this law to go into effect. i'm going to let the state continue to educate people about the need for photo i.d. i'm going to let the state ask for photo i.d. atle positive, but enjoin the part of the law that requires voters to have photo i.d. people wanted it all put on hold. the judge said i don't need to go that far. there is always the possibility the state could go back to the supreme court on this, but begin how skeptical the supreme court was when they looked at this a few weeks ago, i think it's over. that means that t
. we have a choice between a president with a record who promotes government dependency as opposed to romney who will help upward mobility for this country. that's a choice the american people want to make and they will make an informed choice based on the facts getting out there. >> you don't think it helped mitt romney had the primary to go through going up against your former bosses in those debates? >> those are certainly helpful. but when you have obviously more than one person you're going against, it's rather difficult. but the good thing as we saw in '08, what he was good with the mccain/obama debates, he let them go face to face. i expect to see that wednesday night. that's good. get the two of them in there debating the issues. make sure each of them are factually accurate about their records. focusing on the economy wednesday night. but foreign policy is something that's critically important given the current state of foreign policy where we have a leader now whose foreign policy has made us weak in the eye of the rest of the world whereas governor romney believe in peac
now and election day. so how did those two men do? joining us now independent govern governor, and governor sanders, did the president make the case that he's done more for the middle class over the last four years, did he leave that impression? >> well, i think he was not as strong as he should have been. i think he should have made it very clear in reminding the american people that when he came into office after eight years of george bush's policies, which is what romney wants to continue, what we had is 700,000 americans a month losing their jobs because of the deregulation of wall street, which romney wants to continue. we had the american and world financial system on the verge of collapse. an inch away from a world depression. that's what he inherited. has he done all that i would like him to do over the last four years? no, but has he stemmed that disastrous policy and protected the middle class? putting more people into health care, creating jobs for many, many months after the disastrous bush agenda? yes, he has. >> senator hutchinson, the undecided voters are the pi
year. >> well, mitt romney, to be fair, does love big bird. he just doesn't want the government to pay for big bird's nest. >> sure. >> so when we talk, chris, about what we're seeing from the president, is the wind at his back moving forward and, again, we are anticipating mitt romney's speech later in the hour in virginia. >> well, i mean, the jobs report clearly has helped, but i have been saying this for a while. this is a very volatile race, and, you know, clearly i think the debate helped the romney campaign. they were in -- they were on their deathbed, and it's resurrected him to some extent, but, you know, there is still enormous amount of time left but the stakes i would say for the next debate are really high for both candidates. because for romney to have any chance of kind of building his momentum, he has to do well. if the president can have a strong performance and he can have, as you just saw in that speech, that same kind of tone, and the part i would say he's got to add because romney was this human statistics machine and most of the statistics weren't even accurate, b
. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them. who believe that they're entitled. >> that strategy there seems less about touting the president's record and more about attacking governor romney's. what's your take on that? >> i think one thing the obama campaign has done extraordinarily well, is from june, from may, from may on, they have done a great job of defining governor romney. now, governor romney handed them a big gift-wrapped package with that florida speech that he made that was caught on tape. that's about as bad a look into someone saying things about the american people that's disastrous as i've ever seen in presidential politics. so they're continuing to pound it. it's a campaign tactic and there's no question about it. and it's interesting, in response to robert's point, i think the enthusiasm gap, which at the beginning of the year, the republicans have a huge gap that their voters were not as enthusiastic as repub
businesses, job creators and do more to have a government-centered economy. which is what we've had for the past four years and we're still at 8.1 unemployment with 23 million americans looking for jobs. i think that president obama can't change the facts on wednesday night. and i think the contrast will be very clear. so i look forward to seeing that. >> let's talk about the figure, 8.1% unemployment that could be a conservative estimate. when you take into the fact the folks who have just stopped looking. that's been the economic reality in this country for several months now. but governor romney has not been able to move the needle. in fact in many of the battleground states, the needle has started to move in the opposite direction for him. despite these numbers that you just pointed out. why is that? why is the message not resonated yet with just 37 days left? >> you know, i think like i've mentioned earlier. the polls will tighten. you're going to see independents are still very interested, following this very closely. independents are very pro romney and i think you're going t
government. we're in the seeing that transparency now, but most importantly, we're not seeing the dollars that middle-class new jerseyans need to stave off foreclosure. >> you and the state assembly may not be getting answers but there was a reporter that went at the governor to try to get some answers about what this was after posing a question. i believe we have a little bit of sound on that. let's play that. >> i do have a follow-up, governor. >> yes. >> who are you, by the way? >> [ inaudible ]. >> from where? >> wabc. >> my follow-up, i'm not sure that's true -- >> if you don't think it rings true. it's not a question. >> this is an urgent issue facing the state. >> don't show up once in every blue moon and think you're going to dominate my press conference. thank you very much. >> governor christie's administration is now saying look we promised we're going to change things, quicken the distribution of funds. what do you say to that? >> why hasn't it happened well over a year? why is it people who applied for these funds last year have just been told now that they no longer qualify
as things go from bad to worse. new government documents show the country's public debt is expected to reach 90.5% of its gross domestic product next year. one in four spaniards is out of work. >>> libya's new president was among the world leaders in new york this week for the annual u.n. general assembly, but what many people do not know is that after surviving seven assassination attempts, he lived in exile, for two decades, near atlanta georgia. the libyan president spoke exclusively to nbc's ann curry about the trouble his country is now facing. >> you've within living in atlanta, for many years. what made you want to leave the comfort and relative safety of staying in this life and jump into the fire, as you have? >> as much a jump into the fire didn't start now, i started in 1980, when i decide to defect from the regime and called for openly, for its downfall and its toppling, and to topple it, and i didn't leave home for good in exile. i left my home with the hope to return it. being liberated now, it's my dream and my hope to return to my hope to libya, and to die there and to be bur
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